Diane C. Lockhart, M.D.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
5 out of 5
136 Ratings

Lockhart, Diane

Specialty: Eaton Place Breast Center

Office Location:
Cancer & Wellness Center
Breast Care Program
One Eaton Place, Suite 1BB
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: (508) 363-6881
Fax: (508) 363-7591


“My highest priority is to keep a patient-centered focus to help each patient through the treatment and healing process in the best way possible. It is also an important part of my job to stay current with the best ways to stay healthy, incorporating new information into my practice and bringing that to each patient visit."

Dr. Diane Lockhart is a Breast Surgeon and the Medical Director of the Breast Care Program at the Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center.  Viewing her role as more clinical than administrative, Dr. Lockhart is directly involved in the care of the patients that she sees.

“I am responsible for performing surgery for my patients, but my role continues as I help them to navigate the process of our treatment and health-care system. Our entire team is mindful to work with patients within the context of their lives. We aim to assist them through a difficult time as they go through the treatment they need and emerge at its completion to regain productive lives."

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Dr. Lockhart emphasizes the importance of a program that is patient centered.  “We view each person as an individual beyond their diagnosis. And we are aware that patients have families and lives that may need support as they receive treatment for their medical condition.”

The Breast Care Program at Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center provides treatment for breast cancer, as well as services to monitor and help maintain breast health.  “Breast cancer care has changed dramatically in recent years, enabling us to identify the genetic makeup of tumors and tailor more or less aggressive treatments as needed. This enables us to optimize results while avoiding any unnecessary pain for patients.”

Dr. Lockhart was recently featured in the Worcester Business Journal.

Board-certified by the American College of Surgery, Dr. Lockhart belongs to numerous medical societies, including the American Association of Breast Surgeons, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Surgical Society.

Dr. Lockhart formerly served as Director of the Cambridge Breast Center at Cambridge Hospital.  Prior to that, she was a staff surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Faulkner Hospital, while working for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. From 2000-2013, she was a clinical instructor of surgery for both Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine students and trained surgical residents at attending hospitals.

Dr. Lockhart completed the UMass Surgical Residency Program, followed by a research fellowship in a tumor immunology lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and she earned her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before she became a physician, Dr. Lockhart pursued a productive career as a nurse after graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from Boston University.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
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Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jul 26, 2021
One of the best Drs . I respect her and trust her
Jul 25, 2021
Dr Lockhart best doctor I have ever had and I am 63
Jul 25, 2021
Dr. Lockhart is so amazing in all ways, she really cares, she is extremely patient and real.
Jul 4, 2021
Dr. Lockheart is an extremely professional, competent, caring physician. She provided much comfort to me for this vert concerning, frightening diagnosis and experience.
Jun 25, 2021
I have been with Dr. Lockhart for 5 years now, she was my breast surgeon when I had cancer in 2016. This woman has been my rock, I could call her anytime day or night when I was going through my treatment and she would listen to my concerns. She is not all business, she talks and listens to you and helps you through it all, I never met another Dr. as caring as her.
Jun 25, 2021
very good
Jun 19, 2021
I have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lockhart for the last 6 years. I will miss not seeing her. She just explained everything down to my level!
Jun 15, 2021
i have no complaint of Dr Lockhart
Jun 15, 2021
Dr. Lockhart is one of a kind. She keeps up to date on the latest care procedures and has recommended contacts for you that are specialized in the field that goes hand in hand with the treatment needed.
Jun 13, 2021
Dr. Lockhart has been my physician for over six years, and I am extremely pleased with her.
Jun 13, 2021
Dr. Lockhart is always very helpful and informative. she takes the time to listen and explain.
Jun 12, 2021
Dr Lockhart is one of the best physicians i have ever dealt with.
Jun 8, 2021
I have recommended friends & family to see dr Lockhart "the best"
Jun 3, 2021
I'm extremely happy with Dr. Lockhart. She answers all of my questions and makes me very comfortable to ask any questions I have. When I finish an appointment with her, I'm confident I've received good care.
Jun 3, 2021
Dr. Lockhart & her team are knowledgeable, fabulous.
May 25, 2021
Dr Lockhart truly cares about her patients
May 24, 2021
Dr Lockhart takes the time needed to answer all my questions, even uses illustrations in her books, and drawing graphs to explain testing levels. she is the most informative, kind and easy to speak with and understand doctor I have ever met. excellent is not enough when it comes to my opinion of her.
Apr 11, 2021
Dr. Lockhart is an caring and exceptional physician.
Apr 9, 2021
I never felt rushed, eve. though my boppsy thankfully was benign Dr Lockhart still spent meaningful and Informative time with me
Apr 8, 2021
dr Lockhart is the best !!
Mar 27, 2021
Diane Lockhart has been the main reason I continue to be followed here. excellence that words cannot adequately describe in all phases of her care.
Mar 18, 2021
Dr Lockhart is very through and caring person. I have extreme confidence in her.
Mar 15, 2021
I have great confidence in Dr Lockhart, she truly cares and is very knowledgeable
Mar 15, 2021
Mar 3, 2021
Dr Lockhart has proven to me that she is very knowledgeable in her field. I trust her 100% with my care and know she is giving me best care available.
Feb 8, 2021
Dr. Lockhart takes the time to discuss any current concerns and answer any questions.
Jan 29, 2021
Dr. Lockhart took extra time to answer my questions and relieved my concerns greatly. I never felt rushed and her patience was very reassuring .
Jan 24, 2021
Dr Lockhart has excellent communication skills, bed site manner, explains every thing in details, I would highly recommend her.
Jan 22, 2021
Dr. Lockhart is the best surgeon.
Jan 15, 2021
Doctor explained everything clearly.
Jan 11, 2021
Made the entire session easy to understand. I never felt rushed when asking questions.
Oct 30, 2020
Dr. Lockhart makes me feel comfortable, like I matter, and very easy to talk to
Oct 11, 2020
incredibly helpful! Explained everything well and ensures understanding!
Oct 1, 2020
it was obvious that this MD was very knowledgeable regarding her area of expertise. she was helpful in explaining the films for before and after. she was warm and very comforting for a very scary thing....
Sep 26, 2020
I would absolutely reccommed this doctor
Sep 25, 2020
I frequently recommend Dr Lockharts Breast Center to people
Sep 25, 2020
Dr. Lockhart is one of the kindest, most knowledgeable doctors I have ever met. She is interested in the "whole" patient, not just what applies to her specialty. She is the best!
Sep 22, 2020
dr.lockhart takes time with you.does not try to rush you out like other doctors.real concern and explains everything.